Baderich, King of the Thüringians

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Baderich, König der Thüringer

Also Known As: "Baderic", "Baderich", "Balderich", "Boderic", "Badéric"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kingdom of the Thuringi, (Present Germany)
Death: Died in Kingdom of the Thuringi, (Present Germany)
Cause of death: Killed by King Theuderic of Metz in battle as part of a conspiracy with Hermanafrid
Immediate Family:

Son of Basinus II, King of the Thüringians (440-506) and Ménia, a Lombard
Husband of Amalafreda "the Younger", Queen of the Thuringii and Wife of Baderich, King of the Thuringians
Father of Gerberga of the Thüringians; radegonde de savoy; Amalberge of the Thüringians; Ingonde of the Thüringians; Amalafrid of the Thüringians and 3 others
Brother of Bertachar, co-King of the Thüringians; Radegund of the Thuringians and Hermanfried, King of the Thüringians
Half brother of Theodogotho

Occupation: Co-King of the Thuringii, King of Thuringia
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Baderich, King of the Thüringians

See Wikipedia for more information.

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Baderic, Baderich, Balderich or Boderic (c.480-c.529), son of Bisinus and Basina, was a co-king of the Thuringii. He and his brothers Hermanfrid and Berthar succeeded their father Bisinus. After Hermanfrid defeated Berthar in battle, he invited King Theuderic I of Metz to help him defeat Baderic in return for half of the kingdom. Theuderic I agreed and Baderic was defeated and killed in 529. Hermanfrid became the sole king.

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ID: I5480He40a

Name: Herminafred Thuringia,king-of

  • Given Name: Herminafred
  • Surname: Thuringia,king-of
  • Sex: M

Note: VERSIONS OF HIS NAME:

  • Herminafred [wWikipedia]
  • Hermanafrid [wWikipedia]
  • Hermanfrid [wWikipedia]
  • Hermanifrid [wWikipedia]
  • Hermenfredus [wWikipedia]

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HIS LIFE:

  • Killed his brother Bertachar in a battle; 0529A
  • last independent king of the Thuringii

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SOURCES:

  • Wikipedia "Amalafrid"; "Hermanafrid"

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PKD RU6-5480He40a 2008No22

Information from 2009 Paul K Davis [paulkdavis@earthlink.net] Fremont CA

  • Father: Basinus Thuringians,king-of
  • Mother: Basina -
  • Marriage 1 Amalaberga -

Children

  • 1. Amalafrid Thuringia,of
  • 2. Rodelindis Thuringia,of

Forrás / Source:

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From the Wikipedia page on Hermanafrid:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermanfrid

Hermanfrid (also Hermanifrid or Hermanafrid; Latin: Hermenfredus) was the last independent king of the Thuringii. He was one of three sons of King Bessinus (or Bisinus) and the Lombard Menia (or Basina). His siblings were Baderic; Radegund (the elder), married to the Lombard king Wacho; and Bertachar.

Hermanfrid married Amalaberga, daughter of Amalafrida who was the daughter of Theodemir, between 507 and 511. Amalberga was also the niece of Theodoric the Great. It is unclear when Hermanfrid became king, but he is called king (rex thoringorum) in a letter by Theodoric dated to 507. He first shared the rule with his brothers Baderic and Bertachar, but later killed Bertachar in a battle in 529, leaving the young Radegund an orphan.

According to Gregory of Tours, Amalaberga now stirred up Hermanfrid against his remaining brother. Once she laid out only half the table for a meal, and when questioned about the reason, she told him "A king who owns only of half of his kingdom deserved to have half of his table bare." Thus roused, Hermanfrid made a pact with the king of Metz, Theuderic I, to march against Baderic. Baderic was overcome by the Franks and beheaded, but Hermanfrid refused to fulfill his obligations to Theuderic, which led to enmity between the two kings.

In 531 or 532, Theuderic, his son Theudebert I, and his brother King Clotaire I of Soissons attacked the Thuringii. The Franks won a battle near the river Unstrut and took the royal seat at Scithingi (modern Burgscheidungen). Hermanfrid managed to flee, but the Franks captured his niece Radegund (see Venantius Fortunatus, De excidio Thoringae) and his nephews.

Theuderic gave Hermanfrid safe conduct, ordered him to come to Zülpich, and gave him many gifts. While Hermanfrid talked with Theuderic, somebody pushed him from the town walls of Zülpich and he died. Gregory mentions that certain people had ventured to suggest that Theuderic might have had something to do with it.

Radegund was then forced to marry King Clotaire, while Hermanfrid's wife Amalaberga fled to the Ostrogoths with her children Amalafrid and Rodelinda. She was later captured by the Byzantine general Belisarius and sent to Constantinople, where Amalafrid later became an imperial general and Rodelinda was married to the Lombard king Auduin.

The Thuringian kingdom ended with Hermanfrid. The area east of the Saale river was taken over by Slavic tribes, north Thuringia by the Saxons.

The fall of the Thuringian dynasty became the subject of numerous epic treatments, the best known of which is in the Rerum gestarum saxonicarum libri tres by Widukind of Corvey, a Saxon foundation myth written in 967. Rudolph of Fulda tells a related story.

About the Sources

The main source for this period is Gregory of Tours, who represents the Frankish viewpoint. Widukind is much later and has clearly incorporated mythical elements into his account. Procopius only mentions the events in passing as far as they affect Italy.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermanfrid for more information.

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